|Saul Bloom on nukes the USS Missouri - Shaping San Francisco|
Saul Bloom of ARC/Ecology in San Francisco describes his history as a Greenpeace staffer and early involvement in anti-nuke politics, with a focus on the campaign to stop the homeporting of the USS Missouri in San Francisco in the 1980s. The USS Missouri, during Reagan's administration, was slated to be redesigned to carry cruise missiles and thus become a first-strike launching pad for nuclear war.
Keywords: Nuclear weapons; nukes; anti-nuke; USS Missouri; homeporting; Fleet Week
|Ecology Emerges: Saul Bloom - Shaping San Francisco|
Saul Bloom is the director of ARC/Ecology in San Francisco where he has been deeply involved in local military base decommissioning, ecological and economic agitation, and working for environmental and social justice. He got his start with Greenpeace in the late 1970s and was instrumental in the fight against the homeporting of the USS Missouri in the 1980s. Part of the Shaping San Francisco "Ecology Emerges" oral history project, documenting the arc of environmental activism from conservation t...
Keywords: ecology; Ecology Emerges; Greenpeace; ARC/Ecology; USS Missouri; Hunter's Point Naval Base; Alameda Naval Air Station; Mare Island